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    The Sound of The Shaman – Sounds of The Four Directions

    The power of music to integrate and cure. . . is quite fundamental. It is the profoundest non-chemical medication. – Oliver Sacks, Awakenings Once, heartbroken after leaving a long-term relationship, I took up playing the…

    January 2, 2019
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    Dragonfly Medicine

    I experienced many mystical visits from the Dragonfly this fall. One afternoon, a Dragonfly landed on my arm, and right on top of my Owl tattoo, resting there for quite a while staring right…

    October 17, 2017
  • New Release: Ch’aska Punku by Sami Brothers

    Today, September 20, 2017 the Sami Brothers, Alex & Madhu, release there 2nd studio album, Ch’aska Punku. Ch’aska Punku means Star Portal in Quechua, a language of the high Andean indigenous peoples, and refers to…

    September 20, 2017
  • Whistling Vessels – Magical Mysteries

    Whistling Vessels, Huacos Silbadores. Are they ancient artifacts, magical musical instruments or ritual shamanic tools? According to some, maybe all three.  These dual chambered ceramic vessels are designed to be filled with water and…

    February 27, 2017

    The wisdom of our ancestors (be it that of our bloodline or of our soul) is often contained within the vibrational element of sound. These words contain not only knowledge, but a deeply ingrained…

    May 19, 2015

    According to Hopi legend, Grandmother Spider descended upon the Earth and wove a song over the land to animate all living things. Thus, the first song was born, and in turn, birthed all of…

    March 16, 2015

    According to Tibetan oral tradition, the existence of singing bowls dates back to the time of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni (560 – 480 B.C.) The tradition was brought from India to Tibet, along with…

    January 2, 2015